Associate Faculty at ASRA 18th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting

Julie H. Huang-Lionnet MD, MBA as Associate Faculty at 18th Annual American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) Pain Medicine Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

From American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine


New Orleans, LA (November 14-16, 2019) – Dr. Huang-Lionnet, M.D. was invited to teach as Associate Faculty for the 18th Annual ASRA Pain Medicine Conference among several hands-on ultrasound and fluoroscopy workshops for practicing physicians. The workshop curricula provided highly interactive learning and hands-on practice using live models and cadavers on the use of ultrasound and fluoroscopic technology for interventional and diagnostic pain procedures.  Dr. Huang-Lionnet’s first workshop during the ASRA meeting with Faculty Dr. Reda Tolba, M.D., Dr. Sandeep Amin, M.D., Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed, M.D., Dr. Anuj Bhatia, M.D., and Dr. Maunak Rana, M.D. covered major joint denervation techniques with radiofrequency and cryoablation, including articular nerves diagnostic blocks for hips, knees, and shoulders. The sessions included covering MSK sonoanatomy of shoulders and genicular nerves of the knee with scanning of peripheral structures and education of ultrasound-guided knee radiofrequency ablation techniques. This workshop also incorporated discussion of recent RAPM publication by Fonkoue et al. with reviewing their cadaveric studies showing anatomical landmarks for the superior medial, superior lateral, inferior medial genicular nerves, the recurrent fibular nerves and the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve.  Further clinical studies would be necessary to understand optimizing current treatment technique based on their results.

Dr. Huang-Lionnet subsequently co-led one of the Neuromodulation workshops with ASRA Faculty Dr.  Steven Falowski, M.D., Dr. Dawood Sayed, M.D., and Dr. Timothy Lubenow, M.D.  This workshop covered the common indications for spinal cord stimulation, percutaneous techniques of needle insertion and positioning of epidural electrodes for dorsal column stimulation, implantation techniques, and steps in managing common complications, including dural puncture, epidural space infection, among other related management.  Dr. Huang-Lionnet’s last workshop concluded with ASRA Faculty Dr. Steven Cohen, M.D., Dr. Talal Khan, M.D., and Dr. Jeffrey Petersohn, M.D. and covered Lumbar and Sacroiliac Joint Radiofrequency Ablation Techniques using Cooled, Multipolar, and Traditional approaches.  Dr. Huang-Lionnet also co-moderated ePoster sessions with Dr. Amit Gulati, M.D. and Dr. Trusharth Patel, M.D. on cases presented by residents and fellows trainees as well as physicians in-practice.

These workshop courses were all designed to provide CME accredited, evidence-based techniques and review of current treatments in these topic areas.  Further information of the scope of the annual meeting and related programs is provided below from ASRA. Exciting developments and highlights for 2019 ASRA meeting included:


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